My 8.3l vibration damper woes and general Cummins info
I'm looking for manuals or help from people that have access to Cummins info. I've got a FE 2001 BB with an 8.3l cummins. I've got an oil leak somewhere on the front of the engine. I'm thinking main seal or something around that. I've got the rad and intercooler out and the 4 bolts mounting the fan to the fan clutch. Here lies my problem vibration damper bolts are locked on tighter than a nun's knickers. I've tried 25 inch breaker bar with extension, 3 separate impact guns to no avail. I haven't heated them up yet.. I'm thinking there might be lock tite on them. My question is what thread direction are they. I thought they are right hand thread. My 5.9l cummins is. The second thing giving me the same grief is the fan clutch grade 10.9, 16mm bolt. I'm pretty sure this is left hand threads. Help with suggestions or first hand knowledge of these would be appreciated.